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July 4, 2018

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires.

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Canada to lead ‘coldbox’ technology for high-luminosity LHC upgrade with $10M from Government of Canada

June 25, 2018, Vancouver Sun

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June 18, 2018

CANARIE and Research Data Canada (RDC) are inviting researchers to tune into a webinar they are hosting on June 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST. Presented by James McGregor, Associate Director, Strategic Projects and Services, Public Knowledge Project (PKP), this webinar will focus on the GDPR as it applies to Canadian researchers and research organizations, informed primarily by the Public Knowledge Project’s understanding of the issue. ...

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June 18, 2018

Join us for our next Community Town Hall on Friday July 13 for the latest updates on WestGrid and Compute Canada activities and news. This session is webstreamed live online and open to any members of the research community from all disciplines and departments.

Friday, July 13
9:00 - 10:00 am (Pacific Time)
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June 15, 2018

WestGrid user and University of Victoria researcher Falk Herwig and his collaborators have used Compute Canada Niagara supercomputer to simulate life of a star. A summary of their work was recently profiled in R&D magazine

To understand a star’s structure, researchers simulate them on a supercomputer using complex hydrodynamics calculations over a long...

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June 8, 2018

Our ‘Users in the News’ series showcases and celebrates researchers who have recently made headlines, from local papers to international newswires.

Did we miss anything? Send your news to info@westgrid.ca.

 

UBC prof nabs 100k prize for toddler language research

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June 4, 2018

There are just a few days left to register for CANHEIT-TECC 2018, Canada's largest gathering of higher education IT leaders and advanced research computing (ARC) experts. Hosted by CUCCIO, SFU, and Compute Canada, the event is taking place on SFU campus on Burnaby Mountain in Vancouver June 18-21 and features panel discussions, presentations, birds of a feather discussions, poster sessions, and keynote addresses....

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May 31, 2018

Join the WestGrid team and help lead the acceleration of research innovation by deploying state-of-the-art advanced research computing (ARC) systems, storage and software solutions. WestGrid provides essential ARC services and infrastructure for Canadian researchers and their collaborators in all academic and industrial sectors. 

Check out the latest career opportunities on the WestGrid Careers page or view the specific positions via the links below:

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May 28, 2018

This June, WestGrid is hosting Research Computing Summer Schools at the University of British Columbia (June 11-14) and the University of Manitoba (June 25-28). Courses will explore...

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May 25, 2018

Compute Canada has announced its 2018 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) results and recipients. This year's RAC received the highest number of submissions in its history with 469 projects applying for an allocation — an increase of 15% over requests made in 2017. In Western Canada, 151 projects at WestGrid member and partner institutions received RAC...

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May 9, 2018

CANARIE, a vital component of Canada’s digital infrastructure supporting research, education and innovation, today announced a call for proposals for development of software tools to support a strong research data management (RDM) ecosystem in Canada.

The call for proposals supports the development of RDM software that encourages the adoption of RDM best practices, specifically the FAIR Principles, which state that research data should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and...

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